The South Dakota Department of Environment & Natural Resources (DENR) has finalized its hazardous waste regulations in order to align the state regulations with updates to EPA’s federal hazardous waste management program. South Dakota’s revised hazardous waste regulations went into effect on September 12, 2017. The revised regulations incorporate federal regulations by reference, with some minor modifications. The federal regulations incorporated by reference are those amended as of July 1, 2016.
The updated rule incorporates certain exclusions from the definitions of solid and/or hazardous waste are now available to hazardous waste generators. It also includes the conditional exclusions from the definitions of solid and hazardous waste for management of solvent-contaminated wipes and the hazardous waste exclusion for carbon dioxide streams in geologic sequestration activities.
The final regulations do not include the new federal Hazardous Waste Generator Improvements Rule which went into effect on the federal level on May 30 of this year.
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